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Ellsworth Kelly, "White Curve Relief," 2010, oil on canvas, two joined panels, 75 1/4 x 58 3/4"

Ellsworth Kelly, "White Curve Relief," oil on canvas, two joined panels, 75 x 58

Ellsworth Kelly,  Red Relief, 2009 Oil on canvas, two joined panels Private collection His exhibition Panel Paintings 2004 – 2009 at Washington DC’s Phillips Collection, comprises seven of his multi-panel works. These large-scale, rectilinear pieces blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture and make more sense when seen in the round – playing with light and shadow, dramatically engaging with space – which is how he intends them to be viewed.

Ellsworth Kelly, Red Relief, 2009 Oil on canvas, two joined panels Private collection His exhibition Panel Paintings 2004 – 2009 at Washington DC’s Phillips Collection, comprises seven of his multi-panel works. These large-scale, rectilinear pieces blur the boundaries between painting and sculpture and make more sense when seen in the round – playing with light and shadow, dramatically engaging with space – which is how he intends them to be viewed.

Ellsworth Kelly, Red Curves 2014 Painted aluminum 90 x 63 1/2 inches; 229 x 161 cm

Ellsworth Kelly, Red Curves 2014 Painted aluminum 90 x 63 inches; 229 x 161 cm Mehr

Ellsworth Kelly, White Over Dark Blue, 1966-68, Oil on canvas, two joined panels 60 x 60 x 2 1/2 inches; 152 x 152 x 6 cm

Ellsworth Kelly, White Over Dark Blue, Oil on canvas, two joined panels 60 x 60 x 2 inches; 152 x 152 x 6 cm

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Ellsworth Kelly May 31 1923 December 27 2015 was an American painter sculptor and printmaker associated with hardedge painting Color Field painting

Ellsworth Kelly, Black with Two Whites 2013 Oil on canvas, three joined panels 60 1/8 x 69 7/8 inches; 153 x 178 cm

Ellsworth Kelly, Black with Two Whites 2013 Oil on canvas, three joined panels 60 x 69 inches; 153 x 178 cm

Ellsworth Kelly

At 90, Ellsworth Kelly Brings Joy With Colorful Canvases

American artist Ellsworth Kelly turned 90 in May, and there's been much celebration. On Wednesday, President Obama presented Kelly with the National